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Bailhache Family papers

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: MS-SC63
Scope and Contents Consists of correspondence, family history documents, financial, legal, and military documents. One letter of John Bailhache to George T. M. Davis, January 20, 1840, discusses Whig party politics in Alton, Illinois. A November 20, 1860, letter of Sarah Adeline “Ada” Brayman Bailhache to her mother Mary Williams Brayman discusses social life in Springfield, Illinois, post-election celebrations, and the Lincoln family. Correspondence of Ada Bailhache concerns the trial of Jacob Backenstos during...
Dates: Created: 1840-1925

George Washington Shaw, "The Rise and Progress of Mormonism"

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1372
Scope and Contents History of the Mormon religion beginning with Joseph Smith finding a manuscript that became the Book of the Mormon and following its spread through Ohio, Missouri and finally focusing on their settlement in Illinois. Shaw ends with a brief description of their establishment in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dates: Created: Circa 1851

Jacob B. Backenstos papers

 Collection — Box: 3
Identifier: MS-SC57
Scope and Contents Jacob B. Backenstos (1811-1857) was born in Pennsylvania and later moved to Illinois during the 1830s. In 1842 he moved to Carthage, Illinois, served in the Nauvoo Legion, a state militia organization, and in Hancock County government, as county clerk and sheriff (1843-1846). He also represented Hancock County as an Illinois State Representative (1844-1845). He subsequently served in the U.S. Army during and after the Mexican War, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Consists of...
Dates: Created: 1842-1846

James Sloan letters

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1406
Scope and Contents Letters, March 27, 1842 and Jan. 2, 1843, to cousin Thomas McReynolds in Detroit, Michigan, discusses his decision for temperance made before he left Ireland, his situation since coming to America and various family members. He writes extensively of his belief in the Mormon religion and its precepts, his work in the church and the Mormon community, Nauvoo Legion and a description of the Mormon Temple and Nauvoo House.
Dates: Created: 1842 - 1843

John W. Palmer letter

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1136
Scope and Contents Letter to the "Citizens of Hancock County" asking "all good Anti-Mormons" to refrain from violence against Governor Ford and forces under his command while they visit Hancock County.
Dates: Created: November 12, 1846

Joseph Smith papers

 Collection — Box: 81
Identifier: MS-SC1432
Scope and Contents Letter, May 4, 1841, to Oliver Hotchkiss of Kirtland Ohio re: report to Dr. Gallard on the First Presidency, judgment on mortgage on House of the Lord, arrivals in Nauvoo and settlement of debt for "Plates". Letter Aug. 25, 1841, to Horace Hotchkiss, New Haven, Conn. re: payment of interest on Nauvoo land purchased from Hotchkiss and Smith Tuttle and arrangements for payment with Hyrum Smith and Isaac Galland. Letter, Oct. 9, 1841, to Smith Tuttle re: payment to Horace Hotchkiss and Tuttle, why...
Dates: Created: 1839 - 1844

Moore Family papers

 Collection — Box: 61
Identifier: MS-SC1069
Scope and Contents Family correspondence, much of it between Edward and Martha Williams, Elizabeth's parents and Robert and Elizabeth. Discusses family news, politics, farm business, acquaintances and in a few letters a family member who joined the Mormon Church. Letters from B.F to Travis discuss family and life in Texas. A few letters between the brothers. An arithmetic book hand written by Robert for use in teaching. Several papers related to the selection of teachers and school schedules with lists of...
Dates: Created: 1790 - 1862

William Henry Seward letters

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1367
Scope and Contents Letter, Dec. 1852, to Col. William Graeff, Jr. stating it gives him pleasure to send him the document he has requested. Letter, Feb. 1858 to B.G. Ferris in New York thanking him for his complimentary comments on the Mormon debate and states "I am sure that no partisan authority can conjecture in advance and prescribe rules for our government in all emergencies." Letter, July 1860, to His Excellency, John Wood in Springfield, Ill. regretting that a previous engagement will keep him from speaking...
Dates: Created: 1852 - 1888